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Jacob receiving the tunic of Joseph, 1630 (oil on canvas)

Jacob receiving the tunic of Joseph, 1630 (oil on canvas)


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Jacob receiving the tunic of Joseph, 1630 (oil on canvas)

7413326 Jacob receiving the tunic of Joseph, 1630 (oil on canvas) by Velazquez, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y (1599-1660); 223x250 cm; Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain; (add.info.: Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (1599-1660)); Luisa Ricciarini

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Jacob receiving the tunic of Joseph, 1630

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is a captivating oil painting by Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez that depicts a powerful biblical scene. In this monumental artwork, measuring 223x250 cm, we witness Jacob, an elderly man with mournful eyes and grief-stricken expression, receiving the vibrant and colorful tunic of his beloved son Joseph. The artist's masterful use of color brings life to the canvas as he skillfully captures every detail. The rich hues create a striking contrast against the dark background, emphasizing the emotional intensity of the moment. As our eyes are drawn to Jacob's weathered hands clutching onto Joseph's garment, we can almost feel his anguish and longing for his lost son. This religious masterpiece not only showcases Velazquez's exceptional talent but also serves as a visual representation of faith and devotion. It reminds us of the timeless stories found within the pages of the Old Testament and their enduring significance in Christian religion. As we delve into this profound artwork, it becomes evident that it is more than just a historical depiction; it is an invitation to reflect on themes such as family bonds, loss, and resilience. Through its meticulous details and evocative composition, "Jacob receiving the tunic of Joseph" transports viewers back in time while simultaneously resonating with universal human experiences. Bridgeman Images has once again provided art enthusiasts with access to this remarkable piece from their extensive collection - an invaluable resource for those seeking inspiration or simply wishing to admire great works of art from centuries past.

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